Ka-Band Satellite Application and Licensing Procedure

OGC-98-15: Published: Dec 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.


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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on the Ka-Band satellite application and licensing procedure. GAO noted that the: (1) rule adopts licensing qualification requirements and service rules for a new generation of fixed service systems in the Ka-Band; (2) system can provide a wide variety of broadband interactive digital services; (3) system can provide direct-to-home services; and (4) FCC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

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